The Foll Stones by Brigid Huey @BrigidHuey #MerytonPress #KindleUnlimited @sophiarose1816

Posted January 21, 2024 by Sophia in Book Review / 18 Comments

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The Foll Stones by Brigid Huey @BrigidHuey #MerytonPress #KindleUnlimited @sophiarose1816The Foll Stones by Brigid Huey
Published by Meryton Press on September 22, 2023
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Pages: 189
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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A land of myth and legends. . .
A world out of balance. . .
And a last hope to heal an ancient pain.

Cleona Willow is more than ready for college. Though it means leaving her best friend Brian behind, studying in Ireland is her dream. She longs to explore the land her grandmother knew so well, but leaving Brian is harder than she would like to admit.

Two worlds collide when a necklace left to Cleona by her grandmother magically pulls her and Brian to Terratalam, a world apart from their own—and a world out of balance. It rains nearly every day, the crops barely produce, and kingdoms wage war. The Great Tree, Terratalam’s fabled life force, was destroyed so long ago that only stories and legends remain.

Navigating the secrets of the past and their growing feelings for each other, Cleona and Brian must unite the mythical Foll Stones and heal the land. If they fail, what will become of Terratalam—and what will become of them?

Four magical stones control the destiny of so many lives.  On the cusp of going away to college and grieving the loss of a beloved grandmother, a young woman along with her closest friend who secretly crushes on her is whisked magically through a portal to a fantastic other world and embarks on a journey to save their new-found friends and find their way home.

Brigid Huey is an author I’m familiar with for her engaging Austen variation stories so my curiosity was piqued when she recently released a young adult portal fantasy romance.  I don’t tend to read much young adult/new adult these days, but I do enjoy a rousing fantasy adventure so I was game to give The Foll Stones a go.

I read through Cleony and Brian’s adventure swiftly.  I enjoyed the Celtic Medieval feel to the otherworld setting, the building together of a team of friends who work together against strong odds to find all four elemental magical stones, and the growing tension as the retrieval grows more perilous with each stone until the last conflict.

The build of a relationship that went from strong friendship to more for Cleony and Brian and their growth as a team while working to save Terratalam alongside the banished heir, Wren, and his life mate, Aine’, and a fairy friend, Crispa, had a nice character and sweet romance side to the story.  Cleony and Brian definitely feel like the older teens they are, who were dropped into an unlooked for adventure, but I appreciated the layers in their characters.

All in all, this light and sparkling fantasy romance hit the spot and fulfilled my expectations of an adventure in a magical fantasy realm.


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Posted January 21, 2024 by Sophia in Book Review / 18 Comments

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